My 5 week old has had green poops on and off almost since birth and has had some fussy colic-like symptoms as well. I think I am producing too much milk and therefore we have a fore/hindmilk problem. I pumped in the beginning a lot because we were trying to work out some issues, and now my breasts are engorged quite often, and after doing some reading, I think this is causing her symptoms.
I have been just nursing from one breast in blocks for the last couple of days and yesterday she was in wonderful spirits compared to before--and her poop was back to normal. Last night she didn't nurse a lot though, and so this morning I'm engorged, she is fussy at the breast and after feeding, and it seems we're back to the way it was before. I feel she's getting too much foremilk when I'm engorged, but I don't want to pump and therefore keep producing this much milk. I have also cut out dairy as of yesterday because I've read this can be another cause of these symptoms, but no matter what i still think I am producing too much.
My question is, how do I stop this cycle and produce less milk, and thus less foremilk? I can express just a little before nursing, but just a little doesn't help the problem much. I feel I'm just filling her full of foremilk when I nurse her when my breasts are so full. Any suggestions? I don't want to start with cabbage leaves or medicine yet as I don't want to decrease it too much either. Help!!